You might enjoy my article, "Civics in the Core," in the August 7 edition of Education Week. See here at: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/08/07/37hutchins_ep.h32.html?qs=civics+in+the+core
Do you think the CCSS could or should include civics or should it be left entirely to local jurisdictions?
Would love to hear your thoughts! Web H.Continue
Added by Web Hutchins on October 31, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments
“The complexity of our present trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. It's proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible. This cannot be done by gathering or "accessing" what we now call "information" - which is…Continue
Added by Cihad Furkan ELİAÇIK on March 17, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hi,I have recently arrived here in Boston from Melbourne, Australia - courtesy of the Hugh Rogers Fellowship from the Melbourne-Boston Sister Cities Association, investigating how a deeper understanding of heritage and the sustainability of natural and built environments can assist students to become more active local and global citizens. I am looking forward to a steep learning curve, and sharing ideas and insights with you while I'm here for the next month or so.
Added by Paul Beekman on February 13, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments
An article that appeared in the Israeli newspaper HA'ARETZ, reporting discussion with three Harvard faculty, Helen Haste (HGSE), Jim Sidanius (FAS) and Ryan Enos (Government) about the recent worldwide protest movements. Translated from Hebrew by Shai Fuxman
Although I am hopeful that the talk on teacher-student relationships (Eliot Lyman, Oct. 6, 12 to 1:45pm) will provide much more food for thought, here is an appetizer that builds off the abstract of the talk:
As the educational world increasingly focuses on measuring teacher effectiveness, concern grows that "effective teachers" are defined narrowly as those who raise student test scores. Through this talk we will explore the possibility that teachers' capacities to…Continue
It's absolutely impossible to talk about Chinese citizenship education without mentioning Marxist ideology.
Though in the last three decades, Chinese citizenship education de-politicized its citizenship education curricula in junior sections (Primary, junior middle schools), Marxist philosophy, political economy, and theory of socialism still made up the core contents of citizenship education in senior sections (senior middle school, university,…Continue
Hello CMEI participants. I am looking forward to joining you next week to discuss the paper I've sent in advance. And I've been asked to stimulate an early discussion here on the blog. So...
Here are two thoughts about equality and adequacy in education.
1. One fundamental distinction between equality and adequacy as applied to educational resource distribution is that adequacy seeks to ensure that all students have enough education and, if this condition…Continue
In this era of globalization, the concept of the nation still plays a key role when we talk about the teaching of history. The nation is not only central in the formal teaching of history, but is also embedded in day-to-day life, in the way Michael Billig refers to as banal nationalism. We can observe this phenomenon by just having a look at historical films and novels, or national history museums. This relationship between nation and history has been a very productive one since the…Continue
Added by Cesar Lopez Rodriguez on March 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
How can an education policy for a country help in overcoming a violent conflict? That was the question a decade ago when we were designing educational policy at the Colombian Ministry of Education. Colombia is a country that had to face a historical and generalized conflict involving both guerrillas and narco-trafficking. With its security policy, the government has been successful in recovering control of most of the territory that had been under the control of unofficial forces. But we in…Continue
In his book, Indoctrination U, David Horowitz describes what he believes is a widespread crisis in American colleges and universities: professors who use their classrooms as forums for partisan politics and violate their students' academic freedom by trying to inculcate them with one-sided political views. From his vantage point, whole fields of inquiry, such as Ethnic Studies, Peace Studies, and Gender Studies, are guilty of indoctrinating their students because they are based in…Continue
Added by Anna Rosefsky Saavedra on October 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Due to the negative nature of an occupation – especially a prolonged occupation, and in particular when the occupying society settles in the occupied areas – it generally elicits violence, oppression, exploitation, domination and discrimination. The negative effects on the occupying society thus override the positive ones. I go even further in suggesting…Continue
Added by Paul Kuttner on September 24, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments